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IRS Form 8863, Education Credits

If you're interested in claiming the American Opportunity Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit, you will have to complete this IRS Form 8863, Education Credits, and attach it to your income tax return. Note that you may not, in the same year, claim this credit and also claim a deduction for tuition and fees (Form 8917) for the same student.

IRS Form 8863, Education Credits

Instructions for IRS Form 8863, Education Credits

The file is in Adobe portable document format (PDF), which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is available, without charge, at the Adobe website.

For more information, see our discussion of the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit.


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